Ex-EPA chief: Trump will pollute your air and make you pay for it

By Christine Todd Whitman CNN October 4, 2018 With the Trump administration taking steps to roll back America's clean-cars standards, states are preparing for what is sure to be an epic legal battle over states' authority to protect their citizens from dangerous pollution. In the latest escalation in their fight against the Trump administration, California regulators have approved new measures to defend the state's vehicle emissions standards. [...]

Gov. Whitman: I’m glad to see Republicans recognizing climate change. Now they must do something

By Christine Todd Whitman New Jersey Opinion October 1, 2018 During my time as both governor of New Jersey and administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, I knew that I'd be judged by my actions. All the speeches and public appearances in the world won't convince people you've done your job unless you produce results. [...]

Calling my fellow Republicans: Trump is clearly unfit to remain in office

By Christine Todd Whitman Los Angeles Times July 22, 2018 President Trump’s disgraceful performance in Helsinki, Finland, and in the days since is an indication that he is not fit to remain in office. Trump’s 2016 “America First” platform might be more aptly named “Russia First” after the disaster that occurred last week. [...]

Christine Todd Whitman: Oil industry is ‘peddling misinformation’ about electric vehicles

By Christine Todd Whitman Yahoo! Finance June 29, 2018 When technological innovation threatens to upend the status quo, the status quo fights back. Every time. I try to keep that in mind when observing oil industry-backed efforts to discredit electric vehicles (EVs) and dismantle progress on transportation electrification by peddling misinformation through industry-funded studies. [...]

Christine Todd Whitman: Scott Pruitt is unfit to run the EPA

By Christine Todd Whitman The Hill April 27, 2018 Scott Pruitt’s ethical tone deafness has, ironically, come across loud and clear. The rule he signed this week targeting what he called “secret science” serves as yet further evidence of his inability to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with ethical integrity. In fact, the new rule is a surefire way to kill science at the agency as it de-incentivizes the private sector to share proprietary studies with the EPA. [...]

Opinion: Trump as a leader: It will take more than one good speech

Northjersey.com Christine Todd Whitman February 2, 2018 President Donald Trump delivered a commendable and uncharacteristically presidential State of the Union address on Tuesday. He came out of the gate as a proud American, but also with sincerity (a quality he has lacked over the course of his first year in office). On the whole, his address was well-crafted, and he proudly shared individual stories of grit and bravery, propounding a gentler and more appetizing “America first” mentality. Trump went on to say, “Americans love their country. And they deserve a government that shows them the same love and loyalty in return.” [...]

Trump abuses show we must turn traditions into laws: Bharara and Whitman

USA Today By Preet Bharara and Christine Todd Whitman January 29, 2018 One year into the Trump presidency, it’s clear that the norms and boundaries traditionally guiding American political behavior have deeply eroded. That matters greatly. A workable democracy can thrive only when there are basic rules, often unwritten, that curb abuse and guide policymakers. Though the two of us are from different political parties, we both believe that now is the time to ensure the president and all our public officials adhere to basic rules of the road. It’s time to turn soft norms into hard law. [...]

WILL TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION IGNORE THIS NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT?

Newsweek Christine Todd Whitman January 29, 2018 In every State of the Union, presidents talk about threats to the homeland. President Donald Trump certainly will. When he does, I hope he includes the threat that has been hanging over our heads for more than 15 years: deliberate or accidental releases of toxic chemicals that put nearly 180 million Americans is harm’s way every day. [...]

Sexual harassment seems to be deeply rooted within our culture, but women can change that

The Hill By Christine Todd Whitman December 12, 2017 Sadly, sexual harassment seems to be deeply rooted within our culture. While many industries have taken their turn to investigate and terminate their bad actors, the problem is particularly acute in media and politics. At its root, sexual harassment reflects a mindset of inequality — one that has colored the political world on both sides of the aisle. [...]